religion and community cohesion

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The Christian Church: over 2000 years the Christian church has divided into many different denominations.
The main churches we will think about are: The church of England, The Methodist church, Evangelical church (all
protestant church).
The organisation structure of these churches is reflected in the decisions they make. The r.c church makes
decisions from the top down. C.O.E church makes decisions on a more local level as do the Methodists.
The Evangelical Protestants make decisions based on a local understanding of Bible teaching
Church + Bible + individual
The growth of equal rights for women: 1882P: Married Women property act
1892: Local government act
1918: The representation of the people act
1928: The electoral form act
1970: the equal pay act
1975: the sex discrimination act
Summary: Men and women have equal rights in the UK. During the 20th century women gained the right to
vote and to have equal pay with men.
How and why attitudes of men and women have changed in the UK:
During WW1 + and WW2 women had to take on many jobs previously done by men and proved
they could do them just as well
· Other countries gave women equal rights which made it difficult to say that it was unneeded
· Women had great successes as councilors and in contributing to developments in health and social
· The suffragette movement showed women didn't want to be second class citizens anymore
· Social and industrial developments in the 1950s and 1960s led to the need for more women workers
and for married women to become the source of a second income
· The UN declaration of human rights and the development of feminist movement couldn't be
· The labor governments of 1964-70 and 1974-79 were dedicate to the equal rights campaign an passed
the equal pay act and sex discrimination act.
Summary: Attitudes to the roles of men and women have changed greatly. Women now have equal rights
and men and women are expected to share roles in the home. Attitudes have changed because of the
Feminist movement, social and industrial changes and the effect of the world wars
Different Christian attitudes to equal rights for women in religion:
Summary: Catholics - men and women should have equal rights, but only men can be priests because Jesus
was a man and the priest is supposed to represent him at mass
Traditional Protestants - only men should be religious leaders because this is what the Bible teaches. They
have separate role, women bring up the children and run a Christian home whereas the men provide for
the family and lead the family in religion. One thing they base their beliefs on is that Eve lead Adam to
temptation because Eve was lead astray by Satan
Liberal Protestants - men and women have equal rights in religion because Jesus had female followers
The Nature of the UK as a multi ethnic society:

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Problems in multi-ethnic societies:
· Employers are prejudice
· Landlords are prejudice
· Teachers are prejudice so some races don't get as good an education as others and therefore can't get
good jobs in the future
· Police officers can be prejudice so crimes can be dealt with unfairly
Benefits in a multi-ethnic society:
· Less chance of war because races unite
· More progress because of new ways and ideas being brought to a country
· Life is more interesting with a much greater…read more

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All are descended from one man, Adam
· There are Christian leaders of all race and colour
· All Christian churches encourage living in harmony and not racism
1. The Peter began to speak" I now realize how true it is that G-d does not show favoritism but accepts
men from every nation who fear him and do what is right" (Acts 10:34-35)
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Issues raised for religion by a multi-faith society:
Summary: A multi-faith society needs to have laws giving equal rights to all religions and to those who
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Summary: When studying the presentation of an issue from religion and community cohesion in the media,
you must be able to explain why the issue was chosen, how it was presented, whether the presentation
treated religious people fairly and whether the presentation treated religious beliefs fairly.…read more


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